Cristiano Ronaldo removes silver medal after Juventus lose Italian Super Cup to Lazio


Lazio have won the Italian Super Cup after defeating Juventus and Cristiano Ronaldo 3-1 in Saudi Arabia.

Simeone Inzaghi’s side came out on top in an entertaining clash in Riyadh.

Lazio, the Italian Cup winners, led after 16 minutes through Luis Alberto’s goal but Paulo Dybala levelled for Juventus with an easy finish at the end of the first half.

But Lazio regained the lead with 17 minutes to go thanks to Senad Lulic’s volley and any hope Juventus had of getting back into the match ended in injury time.

Rodrigo Bentacur was sent off in stoppage time and Danilo Cataldi curled home the resulting free-kick to seal a 3-1 win for Lazio.

Maurizio Sarri has only lost two games as Juventus manager but they have both been against Lazio - and they have both been by a 3-1 scoreline.

The Old Lady were beaten by Lazio in their Serie A clash two weeks ago and couldn’t get revenge in Saudi Arabia.

Juventus v SS Lazio - Italian Supercup

Anyone thinking Ronaldo would reacted badly to the defeat was spot on, as he showed when he received his silver medal at full-time.

The Portuguese superstar barely waited for the medal to touch his chest before he ripped it off and, presumably, threw it in the bin.

Ronaldo was NOT interested in that medal.

It's hardly surprising. The 34-year-old's house is filled with prestigious accolades - he certainly doesn't need a reminder of the time he finished second.